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A Visit To The Bridge – Getting To Know The Navigational And Primary Safety Systems

The bridge of any cruise ship is manned 24 hours per day, and is the operational centre of the ship. It is manned by highly trained and qualified Deck Officers on a four hours on, eight hours off basis. The watches

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Beauties And The Beasts

Today Scott takes command of the blog and talks about ship design…………. Do you often look at all the lovely and not so lovely (Norwegian Epic) cruise ships and wonder why they look like they do, or have particular design

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The Bridge – Part Two

My second visit to the bridge was very different from my first. Aside from the view being very different the atmosphere was too! This time the bridge was just about empty, it was a simple case of two officers keeping

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The Bridge – Part One

A visit to the bridge is something every avid cruiser longs for, a chance to really get to see the vessel for what she is. I don’t feel I need to “introduce” this post really, the title says it all…..……….

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Cruise Ship Engineering

In a previous blog post (Learning About Your Cruise Ship) I touched on things like Azipods, Ballast Tanks and even commented on some phrases you may hear used whilst onboard. In today’s blog however I wanted to take it a

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Knowing Your Officers – Deck Department

A quick and easy introduction to the Deck Department officers on your ship and what it is they do. Commodore – This is the highest rank cruise ship officers can reach and is similar to the rank of Admiral.  The

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Learning About Your Cruise Ship

It’s not only the experiences from cruising that I am beyond passionate about, it of course is the ship too, but even beyond that I enjoy learning more about the workings of the ship upon which I sail. I don’t

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